New parents will experience a lot of emotions, ranging from joy and excitement to fear or worry. When whānau take good care of themselves, they're also caring for their new pēpi in a loving way and building an emotional connection with them.
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Preparing for baby
A new baby in the womb is learning about the world they'll be born into. Pregnancy is a time of constant growth and change – and not just for baby, but for māmā too.
An unborn baby shares everything with their māmā. They're completely dependent on her for nourishment, nurture and protection from all harm.